International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Building and Sustaining Supportive Organizational Culture through Innovative and Strategic Leadership
Dr. Edward G. Eromafuru

The ultimate test of any corporate success is the quality of leaders it has helped to nurture and develop overtime. On the other hand, most corporate failures and disintegration in the recent past often had their antecedents in malfunctioned and questionable leadership practices that are inimical to smooth growth and group cohesiveness. As plausible as the above assertions are, leadership is often the most frequently abused of managerial functions the world over. Leadership practice in Nigeria is where there seems to be sharp contradiction between the promise of good governance and the reality of an act. Most Nigerian organization harbor dissident leaders that lack initiatives, foresight, entrepreneurial drive and undaunted will to survive in the long-run. As a result they have difficulty in competing in their business environment, and their prospects of realizing their missions are often dampened. It has therefore becomes imperative that the 21st century organizations design and sustain a supportive organizational climate for converting the dividends of sound leadership practice to their own advantage. The author strongly believes that with innovative and strategic leadership practice in place organizations are better positioned to win a war against competitive threats, dwindling profits, declining morale, product obsolescence, and group idiosyncrasies.

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